Warm Caramel Fall Makeup Tutorial

by Alice

Hello everyone! I can’t believe it’s already autumn, where has the time gone?!

Today I am sharing the Warm Caramel Fall Makeup look with you all today. One of my favorite pastimes of autumn is to lounge in a cafe with a cozy sweater and my favorite drink, caramel macchiato.

This look incorporates lots of warm browns in both the eye look and the lips. It reminds me of crunchy leaves on the sidewalk (did anyone else have fun stepping on them as a kid?!) and hot caramel macchiatos. 😉

Feel free to watch the video and/or read down below for more info on how to recreate this look!

Prep

Gotta start with moisturizer. This Dr. Jart toner isn’t my favorite moisturizer on the market at the moment, but it gets the job done of prepping the skin. Taking a dime size amount, I applied it to my face and neck.

The Benefit Porefessional is my holy grail face primer! No matter how many other primers I use, I always come back to this one. I love its velvety smooth finish and the way it smooths out my big pores, especially the cheek area right near the nose.

Base Makeup

Next, I’m using the Bareminerals BarePRO Foundation in the shade “08 Golden Ivory.” I’m using just half of a pump to apply it across my face. I would say this foundation is medium coverage which I’m a fan of; it evens out the skin tone while still letting my freckles peek through. Using the Bareminerals angled foundation brush, I’m blending the foundation into my skin. I realized my skin wasn’t ideal when I created this look, so just a little heads up, I did have to apply an extra layer just around my cheek and forehead area due to some pimples.

Time to conceal! Taking my NARS Radiant Creamy concealer in the shade Custard, I’m applying minimal amounts to the redness around my nose, the dark lip area, and my forehead where I have lots of pimples.
Taking a wet sponge, I’m gingerly patting in the concealer. Try not to swipe the sponge around as it just moves the product around to other areas of your face.

Let’s set the makeup with the NARS translucent pressed powder. Taking a pointed powder brush, I’m using the same pressing motion so that I don’t shift the concealer and foundation around.

Contour

Using the Benefit Dallas Face Powder, I’m actually going to double this up as bronzer just to bring some color to my face. As you can tell, I’m pretty pale so any bit of extra color on my face really does do wonders. I’ve been in love with this product for years. It’s an easy color that anyone can wear, honestly.

Now it’s time to contour, one of my favorite makeup steps. Taking a small fluffy brush, I’m lightly applying the warm brown contour shade (in the center of the palette) from the Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour palette to my nose bridge and building it up. For a more perky nose, I’m shading the underside of my nose and about an inch from the tip of it too.  Also apply it to your underlip and top lip for a bigger pout, a tip I learned from the makeup artist Hindash. I’ve been obsessed with his tutorials on Youtube lately!

Using the lighter powder located in the center of the Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour palette, I’m applying to the sides of my nose outside of the contour to make my nose look taller as well.

Blush

Let’s apply a peachy pink blush to bring more color to the cheeks. Here I am using TheBalm’s Down Boy blush. I’m starting at the center of my cheeks before pulling it towards the side. This will give the illusion of lifting my face.

Eye Makeup

Time for eye primer. I used to use concealer as a base, but I’m realizing the waxy texture of an eye primer is better. I’m applying the Lorac eye primer to my eyelids and lower lashline as a prep step.

Now the good stuff! Taking a fluffy blending brush, I’m applying the eyeshadow Golden Ochre (from Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Modern Renaissance palette) to the crease.

Next I’m going to tightline my eyes, just to get it out of the way. This is a minimal eyeliner look, that will be covered by shadow and lashes, so it’s okay if it’s a little messy. Here I am using Clio’s Gelpresso Eyeliner in the shade “Golden Black.”

Back to the eyeshadow, I’m going into a very warm caramel shade called “Burnt Orange” and applying it in a window wiper motion like so. I’m also pulling it diagonally out to create a winged eyeshadow look. This shadow is located in the ABH Modern Renaissance palette too.

To bring more warmth, I’m going in with the shade “Realgar” (also located in the Modern Renaissance palette) and applying it to the same area again.

Now let’s add some dimension and intensity to the eyes. Going in with a deep brown shade called “Cypress Umber,” I’m lightly applying it to the outer edge of my eyes. Don’t start too strong, a little really does go a long way. Whatever is left on the brush, apply it to the outer half of your lower lashline.

Back to concealer! I’m going to apply a small dot to the center of my eyelid to lighten up that area. Quickly blend it out with your finger so it blends into perfection.

Now let’s go back to the first eyeshadow we used called “Golden Ochre”. Taking it on my finger, I’m going to apply it to the center of my eyelid while blending it into the other shadows as well.

We are almost done with eyeshadow! For that last minute sparkle, I’m applying a sparkly golden shade to the inner corner of my eyes. Here I used “Steampunk” from Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Soft Glam makeup palette.

Mascara & Lashes

Taking my favorite mascara, I’m going to apply copious amounts to my upper and lower lashes. I haven’t used any other mascara brands except for Benefit’s “They’re Real!” mascara for years because they lift and volumize my lashes like no other. Might be time to try some other mascaras though, lol… what can I say, I’m a loyal girl.

Aaaand I’m applying these lovely lashes from Kiss for some extra oomph. Start at the outer edge of your eye, pressing the lash band to your eyes till you reach the inner corner of your eyelids. Do not blink right after you apply them!

Lips

Em Cosmetics has been my favorite cosmetic brand lately, especially their lip products. Taking this lovely Caramel Glaze lip gloss, I’m applying it to my lips. I love the triangular applicator as it hugs my lips while I apply the buttery smooth formula.

Highlighter

Now we’re down to the final finishing touches! Apply highlighter to your face for that extra glow from within kind of look. Minimal amounts does wonders, so apply it gently to the tops of your cheekbones, nosebridge, cupid’s bow. Here I am using the Becca “Moonstone” highlighter.

For our final step, let’s just set everything with Urban Decay’s setting spray so it doesn’t move anywhere!

And we are done. 😉 Thanks so much for reading everyone. Here are some photos from the shoot:

Until next time,
Alice.

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